WHEN IT ALL COMES CRASHING DOWN

Brown Cardboard Box on Floor

“When the machine breaks.”


WHEN IT’S GONE

We all dread the idea that we could lose our jobs. And considering most people live for their checks, you can understand the fear of those who do. Now, if you’re one of those blessed people who just happen to earn a little money to get you over, then count your lucky stars. But for most people, they need their job to survive. We never think to ourselves that we could lose our jobs. We go there everyday, with this idea that it could never be me. That is until your name is called. And the scary part about it, is that we have no way of stopping it. But how do you prepare for a situation that may never happen to you?

SAVE SAVE SAVE

You get your check and pay your bills, then you go out to eat or shopping. And you don’t realize throughout the year how much money you spend on miscellaneous items. And we don’t put much in savings. That is until the job is gone and now we are scrambling for ways to live. The average American only has enough money in their savings account to hold them over for a few weeks in case they lose their jobs. After that, most people are forced to sleep in the street. But is having a savings something you can truly dig in to when you need it? Are you really secure when you feel you’re secure? What if you’re unemployed for 6 months to a year? That is a stretch to be able to save for in the case you lose your job. And to build capital for the ability to live that long is not as easy as it seems.

A LITTLE SOMETHING ON THE SIDE

If you can find a way to make an additional $200, $300, or even $400 per week, it really helps. Now, how you’re going to do that is the hard part. But in our everyday lives, waste a lot of time doing nothing. With that nothing we can figure out how to make money doing something we enjoy. No amount of money is too small. It seems small in the paradigm of building it, but if something bad happens, you’ll be surprised what it can do for your life. Just keep in mind when you go to work, nothing, absolutely nothing is guaranteed. Never get too comfortable in this ever changing environment.


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WAKE UP AND WORK: STAYING HOME AND WORKING

Woman lying and typing on laptop

“In the comforts of your home.”


from home

Most people think that working from home is going to be this relaxed environment. When in reality you’re going to be working the same as you do at an actual work space. People don’t realize when you are at home it doesn’t mean relaxation. Yes, you don’t have a boss over your shoulder, but you do if you are working for an employer and at home. You still have to report to them as usual just through cell phone or email. Also, if you are working for yourself, you are more not at home being at home than at home. Meaning when you are working you are so caught up in the moments o your work you are not recognizing the environment until you take your breaks.

no one to talk to

When you look around your house and see no one, you may start to get that feeling of who do I talk to. Because a lot of people once they become adults take on friendships with the people we work with. But with you working at home, how do you meet people in life. You might have to go to meetups and come in contact with people in your career field. This way you can forge some type of bond with someone or people. And this not the only downside of working form home. There is the other side of from home and for yourself; finances. Money woes tend to sway your life a certain direction as well because you don’t have a stable place to go to everyday.

freedom

Imagine waking up and making your own hours each day. You can put in 5 hours or 15 hours in a day. That is the beauty, but most likely you’ll be working more hours. You will see yourself putting in 60 to 70 hours easy. But those hours you put in more could actually prove to be better than the time you spend working for someone else less. Especially if you doing something you love; time speeds by fast. I know this first hand when I am working on photography or filmmaking. That time flies because I am doing something I love to do.


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FOR LOVE: SHOULD YOU QUIT A JOB FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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“Which one means more to you?”


for the one you love

Here is the question for today, and that is would you choose a significant other over your career? A lot of people in today’s society would say that this is something that is a big mistake. But if you talk to people from a different generation they might say otherwise. And the reason for this change in society today would have to be because no one want to depend on the next person for anything. And also, there is the idea that what if the relationship does not work itself out. Then you are stuck thinking in your mind why didn’t I take that opportunity that came my way that was turned down prior.

bad decisions

Just understand something people about giving up your career for someone you love. Things have been known to happen, and the problem with this is that you’re stuck in a bad situation. So let it be known that you have to have a backup plan before you decide to give up opportunities. Because people tend to change over time and you don’t want that regret thought in your mind. On the hand, it could workout for you in the end. You could actually find someone that might make you feel a certain way that it’s worth it.

make the move, drop the career

It can hurt some people, but staying for someone and leaving the gig could prove to be beneficial if the person is worth it. Some people might call you crazy for choosing a person over the career, and yes, it is dice, but if it works out, it could be better than the gig. For those that don’t have great relationships, they may encourage otherwise. You just have to do hat is in your best interest not other people looking to get involved.


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LIFE GOING NOWHERE: HOW TO DEAL WITH A DEAD END JOB

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“Time for a change.”


bad job

I have had my fair share of bad jobs in my life. And what do you do when you are stuck on a bad job that you just can’t seem to get away from. You hate being there, but unless you’re in a relationship with someone who makes a substantial amount of money, you can’t just quite. So a lot of people stay on their jobs and never leave that position. So from here on out they show up day in and day out. Five days per week (depending on the job, weekends as well), four weeks out of the month, for the entire year. And before you know it, years have gone by and you have done nothing but go to this job.

rest breeds complacency

Coming home from your dead end job, you just want to rest. But what that does is forces you to wake up, only with enough time to get ready for your job again. So as difficult as it may seem, you have to force yourself to keep going. Think about the job you go to, and not only want more, push for more. For two reasons: 1) when the job function is no longer needed to keep the organization going, they will get rid of you, 2) you will eventually live to resent other people who are living their best life. And when I say do better, I am not only talking about financial. You could learn more that will allow you to stay on board if the company starts letting people go. You will have the ability to matriculate into this new way of business.

trust the process

In the paradigm of living, nothing we do seem like it’s working while we’re doing it. I look at the career of Hollywood actress Tiffany Haddish.How over the recent year, she has taken off in her career. But she has been performing comedy since her early twenties. Now who has the guts to work for the next 15 years, with disappointment after disappointment, to come into their success. We all want to wake up tomorrow with her success, but it just doesn’t happen that way. And her is why people can’t break out of the dead end job. What’s crazy is that before you know it, 15 ears passes, and they see the person who put in early. And that’s when the resentment sets in because they have wasted precious time they can never get back.


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